New Underwater Video: Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Posted By: gypsy on Apr 17, 2014 in Diving, SE Asia, Travel, Video

The conditions were not ideal, but I admit that I am pretty spoiled. Below are a few shots I got from Big Perhentian Island, off the eastern coast of Malaysia, just a couple weeks ago. Some stormy seas, but no less beautiful for it. • Shot on a Canon HF-S100 with Ikelite housing and lighting. …

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New U/W Video from Phuket, Thailand

Posted By: gypsy on Feb 06, 2013 in Diving, Final Cut Pro, SE Asia, Thailand, Travel, Video

Racha Noi | Phuket, Thailand

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Key Largo, FL

Posted By: gypsy on Dec 05, 2010 in Diving
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So long, Roatan, Honduras

Posted By: gypsy on Jul 16, 2010 in Diving, Honduras, Latin America, Travel

On our way out tomorrow. Hate to leave this beautiful, incredible island. Sitting here writing, all alone, closed down, with keys to the bar! How cool is that? The live music has ended, West End is silent; the clubs have shut down. Just me and the crickets and the gentle sound of the surf. Occasional …

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Things to Pack Next Time…

Posted By: gypsy on Jul 13, 2010 in Diving, Honduras, Latin America

Forget the “beach tent”. We ended up leaving it on the plane. Forget the little DVD player. Would’ve been great to have for the little one, but like the beach tent, we ended up leaving it on the other plane. Maybe pack two. Laptop works fine. Can’t pack enough bug spray. I survived 3 years …

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Paintings from Roatan

Posted By: gypsy on Jul 11, 2010 in Diving, Honduras, Latin America, Travel

Today was a lazy, rainy day on the island. A lot of places were closed, not a lot of folks out on the street, evidently the visibility was pretty bad. Was a good day to take off. Below are just a few watercolor pieces that Tara and Siena Kaya completed today.  

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Why not mix it up?

Posted By: gypsy on Jul 09, 2010 in Diving

I was talking with a DM friend here on Roatan, and he suggested to me this idea: Why not mix it up? Think: Semi-commercial diving. Combining regular gas and NITROX on a dive could make for more bottom time, and deeper dives. In other words, could there not be a way to feasibly dive on …

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More Video from Roatan

Posted By: gypsy on Jul 08, 2010 in Diving, Honduras, Travel, Video

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13183764&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Turtle Crossing – Roatan, Honduras from jeff nesmith on Vimeo.

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Roatan #3

Posted By: gypsy on Jul 08, 2010 in Diving, Honduras, Latin America, Video

We’re about half-way through our stay on Roatan, already. This is a jewel of an island, as both the locals and the expats who live here attest. My experience is limited to West End, a short trip to Coxen Hole to deliver some donations to Familias Saludables, and, of course, the coral reef just a …

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First U/W Shots from Roatan

Posted By: gypsy on Jul 05, 2010 in Diving, Honduras, Latin America, Video

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13117137&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Sea Quest Reef – Roatan, Honduras from jeff nesmith on Vimeo.

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Roatan #1

Posted By: gypsy on Jul 04, 2010 in Diving

I remember thinking today, as I fumbled around with my video gear at 80 feet, “God, I am so fortunate to witness this part of the world.” Reef Gliders has it on their sign out front: 70% OF THE WORLD IS UNDERWATER. WHY AREN’T YOU? I’m not a particularly religious man, but days like these …

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Off to Roatan

Posted By: gypsy on Jun 28, 2010 in Diving

Passport, check. Mosquito nets, got ‘em. U/W camera housings, somewhere in the darkest chasms of my pack… In 4 hours, we’re off to DCA and then headed down to Roatan, a Caribbean island off the northern coast of Honduras. The girls and I will be spending the next three weeks in a little seaside cabin …

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